Police (1985 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Maurice Pialat|
|Produced by||Emmanuel Schlumberger|
|Story by||Catherine Breillat|
|Music by||Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki|
|Editing by||Yann Dedet|
|Running time||113 minutes|
Police is a 1985 French romantic crime drama film directed by Maurice Pialat and starring Gérard Depardieu, Sophie Marceau, and Sandrine Bonnaire. Written by Catherine Breillat, the film is about a moody, jaded police detective investigating a drug ring who falls for a mysterious woman and is drawn into a shady and dangerous scheme. The film had 1,830,970 admissions in France.
When Mangin, a jaded French police inspector (Depardieu), starts to investigate a Tunisian drug ring, he finds his morals being clouded by his interactions with the criminals and especially Noria (Marceau), the girlfriend of one of them.
- Gérard Depardieu as Louis Vincent Mangin
- Sophie Marceau as Noria
- Richard Anconina as Lambert
- Pascale Rocard as Marie Vedret
- Sandrine Bonnaire as Lydie
- Frank Karaoui as René
The film was nominated for a César for Best Editing in 1986, as well as a Best Actor nomination for Depardieu. Depardieu also won the Best Actor award from the Venice Film Festival in 1985 for his performance of the conflicted Mangin.
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